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Splint Seat Chair Caning

Want to give new life to that old chair? Need to weave your seat? Then plan on attending the Splint Seat Workshop at the St Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House on two consecutive Wednesday evenings, March 29 and April 5, from 7-9 pm. Preregistration for the Splint Seat Workshop is required.

Carl Stickney, instructor for the Splint Seat Workshop, has decades of experience in replacing splint-woven seats and is happy to share his knowledge and enthusiasm for this art. Stickney is a member of the Board of Trustees of the St Lawrence County Historical Association and the Stockholm Town Historian.

Participants in the workshop should bring a chair with the old seat removed. The workshop fee is $48 for historical association members and $58 for nonmembers. Class size is limited, so early registration is strongly encouraged. The splint material for an average size chair is included in the cost of the workshop; additional supplies to bring from home are: scissors, an awl, a paring knife, a few clothespins, a rag, and a small water container.

The Splint Seat Workshop will be held in the St Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House. To register for the workshop send your name, address, phone number, email and nonrefundable payment to the St Lawrence County Historical Association, PO Box 8, Canton, NY 13617. For more information, call the SLCHA at 315-386-8133 or e-mail. Registration is limited and is taken on a first-come, first-serve basis. Parking is available in back of the SLCHA, next to the museum’s main entrance.

Chair being caned